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Education Reform and the Paralysis of Analysis

Joi Ruth Orr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Joi Ruth Orr

We most unfortunately live in a nation full of potential advocates and influencers who suffer from a "paralysis of analysis".

Reforming the Way We Write About Reform, Education and More

Sarah Carr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Sarah Carr

Journalists should strive to ensure they don't unthinkingly support a political agenda through the appropriation of its rhetoric. But as the debate surrounding education grows more heated, I worry that we all are missing the point when it comes to our words.

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Don't Care About Guns? You're Still in the NRA's Sights

Josh Horwitz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Ignoring one of the biggest mouthpieces of the Conservative Movement because they happen to have the word "Rifle" in their name allows the NRA to turn the clock back on a host of important issues without accountability or challenge.

Anger, Frustration Envelop Philadelphia Schools

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- The school system's chief recovery officer was trying to explain how broke the district is, but no one could hear him. "Save our scho...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

A Private Decision

Tom Allon | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Let's begin a public discussion of what is working and how to make sure every student feels they have great teachers and great school facilities.

Littlest Voices

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Liz Neumark

That is the story of our garden and our lives -- open mouths (and minds) looking for something sustaining to eat.

Is Higher Education Worth the Higher Cost?

Bill Donius | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Bill Donius

Being an educated person has value unto itself and can provide fulfillments both tangible and intangible. Your formal education is just one part of your lifelong educational path. Don't be group sold into your major life decisions.

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Rural Idaho Public School Teaches 'Something About Patriotism Every Single Day'

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

GOODING, Idaho -- At North Valley Academy in the heart of Idaho's dairy country, a typical school day might seem like an over-the-top Fourth of July c...

Ten Commandments For Education Reform

Dan Ross | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Dan Ross

We must never forget that there is no task more sacred than teaching our children, and for this reason, people of faith can no longer stand idly by as our education system betrays our kids.

Bullying Can't Be Solved With More Bullying

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Hastily meting out consequences to satisfy a public relations problem hurts everyone and compromises the integrity of the entire school system.

School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

Alan Singer | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

If you keep cutting the budget, the school system will eventually fall apart, maybe not this year, maybe not the next, but it is going to happen.

Rescue Me

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Sen. Daylin Leach

Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.

Teachers Maligned As 'Radicals' In Pro-Scott Walker Flyer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A conservative group in Milwaukee helped produce an anti-teacher flyer that identified the names and salaries of Janesville, Wis., public-school teach...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why does there always seem to be enough money for military expansion, prisons, bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy, but not enough for education -- or for jobs, housing, healthcare, or old age pensions?

Making Schools Work

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

That's the title of David Kirp's opinion piece in this Sunday's New York Times. I'll begin with his punchline: School desegregation has been proven to...

Middle Schooler Faces Suspension For Crazy Haircut

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Patrick Gonzalez, a student at Woodlake Hills Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, was given in-school suspensionfor coming to class with the likeness...

It's Time to Succeed

Chris Gabrieli | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education
Chris Gabrieli

Here's a very simple, common sense idea -- if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.

Fox News Host Blames Public Schools For Increase In Same-Sex Marriage Support

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

On the heels of President Obama's public endorsement of gay marriage, Todd Starnes, host of the daily radio show "Fox News & Commentary," has said he ...

Suspension Rates at a Washington School Drop 85%: Does Kindness Play a Role?

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Michael Jascz

While suspension rates have risen steadily since the 1970s, there remains little to no evidence that zero-tolerance discipline policies such as suspension and expulsion improve school safety or student achievement.

The Power of Corn Starch

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

hen I was growing up, my parents worried about me getting in a fistfight after school. Now parents have to worry about guns and knives in the school cafeteria.

A New Dawn for STEM Education

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Rep. Barbara Lee

The STEM gap is a real and complex issue. We cannot overcome the challenges we face without the collaboration of educators, parents, industry partners and mentors and policymakers with the courage to fight for bold investment in STEM education.